Has Your Password Been Hacked?

Recently Dropbox has been in the news regarding hacked account credentials. Before that, it was LinkedIn with stolen email addresses and password hashes, and also, Snapchat, Tumblr, Adobe, Android Forums, Bell, Comcast, Dominos, Yahoo, and the list goes on. How does a person know if their login credentials (e.g. email address, password) have been compromised?

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Heartbleed Security Bug and Your Forwarded Email / Google Account

Emerge2 has sent out two versions of this courtesy security notification to mailboxes originally setup by Emerge2. Mailboxes that are auto-forwarded to another address received this notification (below). Mailboxes that are not auto-forwarded (i.e. are directly read by the user) received a different notification (you can read it here). Copy of Client Notification (Forwarded Version)…

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Heartbleed Security Bug and Your Email / Google Account (Normal)

Emerge2 has sent out two versions of this courtesy security notification to mailboxes that were originally setup by Emerge2. Mailboxes that are auto-forwarded to another address received a different notification (you can read it here). Mailboxes that are not auto-forwarded (i.e. are directly read by the user) received this notification (below). Copy of Client Notification…

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Heartbleed Security Bug and Emerge2 Servers

This week a website security vulnerability nicknamed “Heartbleed” was discovered and a patch subsequently made available for server operators. This particular bug has also been reported in the general news media. Emerge2 has examined and tested each of our servers and verified that none of our servers contain any of the vulnerable code and therefore…

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The 25 Worst Passwords of 2013

“If you have a sneaking suspicion that your passwords are bad, we have some upsetting news: They probably are.” If you are still using any of these “top 25” bad passwords …. please, please, please change them right now to a better password. See the bad list on the following page:

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Disgruntled Employees Updating Your Website?!

We have recently helped two of our clients recover from bulk deletions of their website content by disgruntled, terminated employees. Might this happen to your website? Or perhaps inappropriate posts on your Facebook page or Twitter account? Here are some suggestions to help guard against such “attacks” and the resulting panic and embarrassment when you…

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A Hard-to-Hack Password Contains Just 4 Words

“June has already been a bad month for getting hacked. Professional networking site LinkedIn, dating site eHarmony and streaming radio site Last.fm all reported the theft of users’ passwords, altogether involving 8 million accounts. If it hasn’t happened to you already, your chances of having a password stolen in the future are high, but there…

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How to Secure Your Digital Life During Your Next Coffee Break

Link: How to Secure Your Digital Life During Your Next Coffee Break “Fix your passwords, safeguard against email break-ins, and theft-proof your devices before that cup of joe gets cold.” by Kevin Purdy on @FastCompany

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Ten passcodes you should never, ever use on your iPhone

Link: Ten passcodes you should never, ever use on your iPhone “Are you one of the many people who is using a dangerously easy-to-guess passcode on your smartphone? Maybe you should do something about it – sooner rather than later. The warning comes after new research suggested that many iPhone owners use one of just…

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Twitter Security Flaw Today with OnMouseOver [UPDATED]

Link: Twitter Security Flaw Today with OnMouseOver [UPDATED] A security bug or flaw was discovered today on Twitter.com, and quickly became widely exploited. It let an exploiter craft a tweet in a certain manner, and when any other user moved their mouse over the tweet (without clicking), that unsuspecting user had the pre-programmed action executed…

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